Cifte hammam the Old Bazaar of Skopje. It was built in the mid-15th century by Bosnian general Isa-Beg Ishaković in order to provide a regular source of income for his endowment.

Name of the hammam is derived from the Turkish word 'çift' meaning 'two' or 'couple' as the building consists of two main parts. Since 2001 the object is used for exhibitions as a part of the National institution “National gallery of Macedonia”.

Male and female dressing rooms are apart with a joint bath area. There were three separate rooms with high temperature, of which one was constructed with a pool for ritual bath of the Jews in Skopje. Today it is not operational and houses part of the exhibition of the National Gallery of Macedonia whose head office is in Multimedia center 'Mala stanica'.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in North Macedonia

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Jamie L (3 years ago)
Good museum with many contemporary pieces of artwork. The collection here was a bit smaller than that of the Daut Pasha Hamam, and it took about 30min to go through the entire collection. There is a new exhibit which opened today, which is well worth a visit if you are an art enthusiast.
Plain Gaming (4 years ago)
Its a pretty good place to see interesting stuff
Simon Proudman (5 years ago)
Old Ottoman bath houses contrasting with the modern architecture of Skopje. A nice contrast and worth a visit.
Ari-Pekka Hirviniemi (5 years ago)
This place is like a mini Bazar from Istanbul. Every person visiting Skopje shall pass the stone bridge and walk a tour in old Town. Great local cusines for ridiculous amount of money. Loads of nice bars and all sort of shops around.
Kastriot Pasholli (5 years ago)
It's a public bath from ottoman, therefore Inside is very fresh today is national gallery, u can find always great exhibitions or concerts.
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